Mytob.DW is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server in order to receive control commands, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated.

Mytob.DW ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It also ends processes belonging to other malware. Additionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.

Mytob.DW spreads via email, in a message with variable characteristics.

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